Tracy MurrayManager Laboratory and Technical Support
Swinburne University of Technology
3:50 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Can you keep up? Explore Futurist Design Infrastructures to keep up with the Changing World
Peer into the window of the future as experts predict the future of research laboratory designs and constructions. Today, we look into the trends in research programs and funding and how those trends affect the decisions intuitions are making when they build and renovate their laboratory spaces. Scientists, their machines and laboratories are built to be more amazing than they have ever been before. This panel will explore:
- Design facilities are moving into environments that meet the needs of today and accommodate demands of tomorrow? What kind of investments will we need to make?
- Do you think spatial characteristics will increase research’s creativity and innovation? If so how, and what kind of spatial factors?
- Attaining the latest state-of-the-art technology is big challenge. How do we keep up with this with so little funding?
- Cheap, Fast and Efficient Laboratory Designs: Will acquiring a perfect research facility be possible?